jim osman

elven hipsters

 

Elven Hipsters is a comedy puppetry show about gentrification through the lens of a fantasy realm. Orcs are a metaphor for working class communities whereas Elves serve as a metaphor for middle class arty hipsters. Boglad is an Orc who comes to a housing co-operative to fix the gas and electric. He gets harassed by Luna, the yogic/hippy elf who talks about his ‘negative energy field’ and displays her racism towards orcs despite appropriating their culture. Boglad then meets Lars, a record store owner elf who tries to record Boglad’s voice for his ‘ethnographic harsh noise mixtape’.